Purifi 6,5' 6+ W29TXN-8 CNC Waveguide 2,5 ways

Here are the speakers I designed in the last months.
It's a 2,5 ways design with two 6,5' Purifi Midwoofers and a TW29TXN-8 SB Acoustics tweeter.
The front plate is made by CNC milling, the internal volume is 38L each ( for both midwoofers ).
I placed two Dayton Audio 8' passive woofers for each box, tuned at 32Hz.
As I don't like the original SB used for the BNWG version, as, for me, it's too deep and with a too narrow dispersion angle, I designed and printed a custom adapter with an HP JetFusion printer.
In the past I made some printed waveguides and I found out that, in a standard room and, mostly, if we don't listen to the speakers just in a single fixed position, the lack of high frequencies given by a low dispersion angle ( let say less than 120° ) is something I don't wanna have.
It seems like ( and the measurements confirm it ) as a waveguide becomes deeper and narrower, the distortion at high frequency increases.
The adapter plate size is critical as there is a very little space to fit the screws and the waveguide throat ( and basically that's why SB makes a so deep WG, in my humble opinion ).
The waveguide is CNC milled in 1 piece with the front baffle but I'm gonna make some CNC waveguides which can be mounted on every baffle if somebody is interested in.
It seems like Purifi also followed the same rules with their new tweeter waveguide design, modeling a less deep, wider waveguide.
Here are the first measurements, maybe if someone is interested in I can also make some plate + CNC WG kits.
In the measurements you can find both the first and the second midwoofer response and than:

Pict N°1 : TW29TXN-8 + WG response at 0-15-30-45-60-75 degrees
Pict N°2 : the tweeter with three different filters ( 1.8uF, 2,7uF+0,47mH, 2,7uF+0,55mH )

That dip around 10KHz is given by the inner WG throat diameter or bu the wide tweeter surround.
I don't actually think it is something relevant or audible because it's just a point discontinuity, just something not so good to be seen on a graph.
The out of axis behavior is definitely better than the SB Acoustics WG for me, which I think matches better my needings.



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Yes sure, here they are!


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Actually I don't think I will spend time on that notch.
The only thing I can do actually is to print a 1mm spacer to close the gap between the WG and the tweeter front.
The only way to avoid that notch is to glue the tweeter to the wg.
Doing so you can model the WG shape without a first cylindrical throat section ( which actually is the main reason of the notch presence ).

Btw, once filtered, the notch is a -3dB on a very narrow frequency, I don't even think someone can hear it, maybe my dog.

your WG profile seems to be similar to Jantzen WG. I measured that combo and there is not notch at 10kHz.

Though the audibility of that notch is likely low, it is worth looking at it more closely. Is there ~2-3mm step at the beginning of the profile? That could created the reflection and on axis cancellation.


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you're totally right, the first two cylindrical mm actually are the reason of that notch.
If you don't wanna glue the WG, that cylindrical part is compulsory so well, I can make it even shorter if I'll machine some WG but, on my project, as the baffle are pretty big, I'm not gonna put them again in the machining center.

I saw your speakers last week and well, amazing creations I have to say.
I also have a 3 way speaker with an MW16TX but I'm now using a T25A-6 tweeter from Bliesma ( with a Waveguide too ) and a Seas W26FX001 with a Seas SL26R passive radiator.